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4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?

­PHILADELPHIA — She called it her “deepest, darkest secret,” one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, her clitoris was cut off in a ritual circumcision. She was left with scar tissue that caused pain during sex and agony during… Read More »

North Carolina May Finally Let Women Revoke Consent During Sex

Stock via Getty Getty In North Carolina, a person’s initial consent to sexual activity can later prevent them from seeking justice if things turn ugly or violent — even if they asked loudly and clearly, mid-encounter, for the other person to stop. For several years, legislators have declined to close this loophole in state sexual assault laws, but… Read More »